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Give Up Giving Up


I started writing a post on Lent for today (why not, everyone else is doing it), but then I remembered I had already written one (five years ago to the day). It’s not about the Lenten season itself, but rather the “fasting” that goes with it. Here it is:

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Having grown up Lutheran, I am accustomed to the observation of Lent. As far as I can remember, however, I don’t think anyone in my church was fasting or giving anything up. The Roman Catholics in our communities did, of course, but that was them, and I thought it was just another Papist oddity, and enjoyed pulling Slim Jims out of my pockets on Friday when everyone else was eating fish (which, let me remind you, is meat, no matter how you fry it). [continue reading]



Posted 2019·03·07 by David Kjos
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